IAHR Executive Committee Members 2015-2020

President: Tim Jensen, Denmark

Tim Jensen

Prof. Tim Jensen

Distinguished (MSK) Associate Professor
Head of The Study of Religions, Department of History, SDU

Gastwissenschaftler, Professor
Abteilung Religionswissenschaft, Leibniz Universität Hannover

The Study of Religions, Department of History, University of Southern Denmark, DK-5230, Campusvej 55, Odense M, Denmark.
Office phone: +45 65503315 

Private: Folkets Alle 40, DK-2000 F
Phone: + 45 38875085 Cell: + 45 20888378


Born 1950; 1981 Magister Artium, History of Religions, University of Copenhagen (1981) with a dissertation on the concept of ‘hybris’ in the Homeric epics; 1981-95 Senior teacher in Religion and Ancient Greek Civilisation at Christianshavns Gymnasium, Copenhagen; 1986-88 Assistant Lecturer, the Department of the History of Religions, University of Copenhagen; 1995-98 Assistant Professor at the Department for the Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark; 1998- Associate Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Education, and the Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark.

1980–1990 Chair of Religionshistorisk Forening, University of Copenhagen, and co-founder and member of editorial board of CHAOS, Danish- Norwegian Periodical for Studies in the History of Religions. 1991-93 Chair of Association for Teachers in Religious Education in the Gymnasium. 1997-2005 President of DAHR, the Danish Association for the History of Religions (now DASR). 2000-2005 Chair of NORREL, the Nordic Committee for the History of Religions. 2000-2004 General Secretary of EASR, the European Association for the Study of Religions. 2002-2004 Chair at the Intitute of Philosophy and the Study of Religions, and 1999- 2007 Head of the Department of the Study of Religions.

Former and current member of editorial and advisory boards of CHAOS, Religionsvidenskabelig Skriftserie, Temenos, British Journal of Religious Education, Anaquel de estudios árabes, Teaching Theology and Religion, and Religion & Education.

Publications (in Danish and English mainly), research, teaching and lecturing in issues of methodology; religion, the study of religions, and the scholar of religion in the public sphere; the study of religion and religion education; religion, the study of religion and applied ethics.

For more info, see http://www.sdu.dk/staff/tjensen.aspx